Zheng He Created a Sea Chart

Admiral and diplomat Zheng He created the earliest known sea chart of the southern Asian and Indian waters during his seventh voyage in 1431-33. Continue reading

Zheng He Commands Exploration Voyage Around Asia

Zheng He, a Muslim-born officer in the service of Emperor Yongle commanded a Chinese voyage of exploration and diplomacy in 1405. Continue reading

China Prints Astronomical Charts

Su Sung in China drew astronomical charts in 1064 following his commission by the Council of Kaifeng, Continue reading

Grand Canal Waterways Lead to Shanyang Canal

The Grand Canal, a system of waterways that stretch across northern China for 1,085 miles (1,747 kilometres), was used for transporting grain to highly populated areas Continue reading

Homo Habilis Fossils Discovered in China

Asian hominids belonged to one of two early human species, Homo habilis or Homo ergaster as per Continue reading

Chinese Astronomers Discover Supernova 1054

Chinese astronomers observed a supernova in the constellation of Taurus Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Airline Flight Hijacked

The first airplane hijacking occurred en route from Macao, China, to Hong Kong during a Cathay Pacific Airways flight Continue reading

China Created Nail Polish

China developed color nail polish around 3000 BCE various colours were assigned to different social hierarchy. Continue reading

Invention of Bristled Toothbrushes

Chinese invented bristled toothbrushes made of bone or bamboo handles and hog bristles in 1498. Continue reading

First Diplomatic Contact Between Africa and China

Diplomatic contact was made during a mission from Somalia (Shunai kingdom), Africa Continue reading